“Whatever situation you are in, as a believer – all are for your obedience to God. We grow in character through obedience! Just as physical growth is a function of time, intellectual growth is a function of learning. Spiritual growth is a function of neither of the above but rather of obedience to God. The book of Hebrews 5:8 says that though, Jesus was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered – name calling, rejection, slanderous remarks, jeering at Him, etc.
“What you are going through now as a believer is for your obedience to God’s will. We grow in character through obedience. Oftentimes, we run from the very things that will bring strength to our lives, such as trials, temptations, pains of various kinds, all of which are meant for our spiritual benefit.”